Update: Apparently Quake Champions is more free-to-play than it first appeared. You get two free champions, there's a rotation, and you can unlock others through gameplay. None of this information was present in the initial announcement.
You'd be forgiven if, like MMOBomb staff, you were a little confused over the free-to-play status of Quake Champions. It was announced as being F2P, but with only one champion free. When it entered early access, it still carried a price but would remove that once it fully launched. Then Bethesda Softworks and id Software made it free-to-keep-forever for one weekend back in June, and today it was announced at (fittingly) QuakeCon as going free-to-play now, even though it's still in early access.
— Quake Champions (@Quake) August 10, 2018
So that's where we're at right now. You can hop into Quake Champions now via the Bethesda launcher or the game's Steam page and play one champion for free. To get more, you'll need to pony up the cash. In our minds, that barely qualifies the game as free-to-play, so we won't be covering it on the same level that we do other F2P games, but if you're a longtime Quake fan who needs that fix, enjoy!
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